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Present slides

You can present Google Slides so they show on a full screen.

Full-screen presentations work from a computer, mobile device, or TV with Chromecast or AirPlay. You can even accept audience questions while you present.

View a presentation

To present a full-screen presentation in Google Slides:

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. In the top right, click Present. For best results, present with Google Chrome.
  3. From the current slide, the presentation will become full screen. To change slides, use the arrow keys on your keyboard or click the arrows at the bottom of the presentation.
  4. To exit full-screen, press the Esc key.

Present with notes, auto-advance slides, and more

Here are some options for presenting your slides in full-screen on a computer.

View a presentation with speaker notes
  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. In the top right corner, next to "Present," click the Down arrow.
  3. Click Presenter view.
  4. Click Speaker notes.
Advance slides automatically

You can set your slides to play automatically when someone:

  • Clicks on a link to your presentation
  • Views your presentation that’s embedded in a website.

After you publish your presentation, anyone with the link will be able to see your presentation.

Note: If you use Google apps through work or school, you can only share the link with people within your organization.

Publish your presentation

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click File and then Publish to the web.
  3. Choose Link or Embed.
  4. Under "Auto-advance slides," choose how much time you want to add between slides.
  5. Click Publish.
  6. Click OK.

Note: If you want to change your presentation or timing, you’ll need to copy a new link.

Stop publishing

  1. Open a presentation in Google Slides.
  2. Click File and then Publish to the web.
  3. At the bottom, click Published content & settings.
  4. Click Stop publishing.
Other actions while presenting

When you present, you can choose more options from the toolbar at the bottom of the presentation window:

  • Select slides to present from a list.
  • Open Presenter view.
  • Turn on laser pointer.
  • Print the presentation.
  • Download the presentation in PDF or PPTX format.

Present with Chromecast

You can present slides on your television with Google Chromecast.


  1. Install the Google Cast extension in Chrome.
  2. Connect your computer to the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast device.
  3. Next to "Present," click the Down arrow .
  4. From the options, select your Chromecast. Your presentation will show on your television.

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